DECLUTTER (A BIT)
Psychologists recommend creating a little order in your life when mayhem or confusion reigns elsewhere because it induces a sense of control. There’s something incredibly satisfying about organising a small area such as a cupboard or closet – but don’t be too ambitious: this is not the time to sort out the overwhelming chaos of the junk room. Professional organisers recommend setting a timer so you only declutter for a period – and focus on the task in hand.
MAKE IT MOVIE NIGHT
Lose yourself in another world for a few hours. A study byThe Stress Management Society showed that watching a warm or funny film lowered participants’ heart rates and blood pressure. A movie night snuggled up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn or ice-cream is an ideal stress tonic – but choose your film well. Kids’ movies, romcoms and